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Thursday, April 06, 2006
Time to heed Medha's message
Medha Patkar's indefinite fast has forced the Central Government to intervene by sending a high-level team to visit the Narmada valley to assess the impact of raising the height of the Sardar Sarovar Project (SSP). But is this enough? For more ...
Tackling Thailand's crisis
A day after claiming victory in a snap general election, Thailand's Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has agreed to step down before the new Parliament meets. The decision was a sequel to his meeting with the country's highly respected monarch, ...
Leader Page Articles
Fukuyama's take on Islam and Islamists
By Hasan Suroor
His prescription: the solution lies not in "fixing" the Muslim world by imposing democracy but in reaching out to alienated Muslims in the West.
All the tea in China
By Pallavi Aiyar
DRESSED IN tight, faux leather pants, 50-year-old Sheng Xiu Qing oozes attitude. A semi-literate small-scale tea farmer, Sheng bustles around her three-storey, six-room house, fetching hot water and making up little packets of tea. "We are doing ...
Will the grand merger take off?
By Vinay Kumar
The proposed merger of Air India and Indian has its plus and minus points.
The dangers of uncritical support
By Amit Baruah
India should look at the long-term impact of its foreign policy in relation to terrorism.
Corrections and clarifications
The editorial, "A foundation for public health" (April 4, 2006) said the expenditure on public health was less than one per cent of GDP. A reader cites the Economic Survey which gives the figure as 1.35 per cent. Prasanna Hota, ...
Marx's reserve army of labour going global
By Andrew Glyn
The eruption of the Indian and Chinese economies could shift the balance of power sharply in favour of capital in the rich world.
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